Francis Ford

January 2, 2022

Francis “Barney” Ford 75, went to be with the Lord on December 23, 2021. A long-time resident of Pensacola, he was originally from Athens, Pennsylvania. Barney joined the Navy after high school and rose to the rank of Chief Petty Officer after 25 years of service to his country. During those years, he received Jesus into his heart as Savior and Lord.

He was a member of McIIwain Presbyterian Church. He sang in the choir and helped serve breakfast every week to the Men’s Prayer Group. He also enjoyed playing softball, racquetball, working out at the YMCA, watching all kinds of sports especially PSC basketball. He will always be remembered as a faithful friend who was interested in others and ready to lead a helping hand. He will especially be remembered by many families who shared special meals with him through the years.

Barney is preceded in death by his parents, Roland Ford and Gertrude Hunter Ford and his brother Mo Ford.

A memorial service will be held at McIIwain Presbyterian Church, Pensacola January 4, 2022, with visitation at 10 a.m. and service at 11 a.m.

Graveside services will be held at Barrancas National Cemetery at 1 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Joshua Showalter, John Showalter, Micah Showalter, Charlie Clarke, Tom Turner and Rob Pike.

Honorary Pallbearers, Don Railsback and Charlie Foster.

We would like to thank everyone for their prayers and acts of kindness during these last difficult days.

Faith Chapel Funeral Home North is entrusted with arrangements.

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